He shocked the nation with his brutal cold-hearted crimes, but as James Holmes sat in court today charged with the murder of 12 people, he seemed to be so sedated and out of it, that he could barely keep his head up.
Nodding off on occasion, Holmes barely registered what was occurring– that he was being charged with first- degree murder and would be held in custody without bail.
Prosecutors have not decided if they will pursue the death penalty, though the depths of raw emotions and the outrage amongst the public could well be the instigator needed to bring about the capital murder charge.
Arapahoe County District Attorney Carol Chambers told reporters today she is talking with victims and their family members about it.
There are currently only three people on Colorado’s death row, with the last execution taking place in 1997.
We hope today’s drugged-out appearance by Holmes wasn’t part of a ploy for him to claim insanity.